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    Default Phablets: how big is too big?

    I'm still on my first smart phone: a Motorla Citrus.

    I don't use it much because of the tiny screen. I'm thiking of going phablet. The questions in my mind are:

    How big is big enough?

    How big is too big?

    Which phablets will fit into most pockets( men's clothing, jeans, gym shorts, etc )?

    Are most standard sized phones comfortable in size for web browsing, reading, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker1234 View Post
    I'm still on my first smart phone: a Motorla Citrus.

    I don't use it much because of the tiny screen. I'm thiking of going phablet. The questions in my mind are:

    How big is big enough?

    How big is too big?

    Which phablets will fit into most pockets( men's clothing, jeans, gym shorts, etc )?

    Are most standard sized phones comfortable in size for web browsing, reading, etc?
    I think maximum should be 6" for a phablet. I think the Note 3 with 5.7" screen is the sweet spot.
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    Default Re: Phablets: how big is too big?

    Is the 6" a diagonol measurement of the screen or the length of the entire phone?

    Are you referring to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?
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    I personally like the a 6 inch screen for a phablet. I saw the Nokia Lumia 1520 and thought that screen size was perfect for a phablet. But I would only want a phone that size if I was planning on not having a tablet at all. Because I use my iPad Air, I have no need for an oversized smartphone, so now I really don't care what size phone I have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCL View Post
    Exactly my sentiments. But unlike you, I acted on it. That saved me roughly 500 bucks I didn't have to spend on an iPad or Tab Note...
    I've done it numerous times before. It has its advantages and disadvantages.


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
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    Default Re: Phablets: how big is too big?

    My 6 inch flex is awesome and fits in my pockets! I could comfortably go to a 7 inch phone!

    Sent from my LG-LS995 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilroy13 View Post
    My 6 inch flex is awesome and fits in my pockets! I could comfortably go to a 7 inch phone!

    Sent from my LG-LS995 using Tapatalk
    It may seem a little bigger if it were flat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCL View Post
    Exactly my sentiments. But unlike you, I acted on it. That saved me roughly 500 bucks I didn't have to spend on an iPad or Tab Note...
    Interesting comment. I can't see having both a nicely sized phablet and a tablet either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I've done it numerous times before. It has its advantages and disadvantages.


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    I notice you have an iPad.

    I would primarly want a tablet, if I ever got one, for web browsing, email and an occasional video. I don't game and have no attachements to particular software. Why wouldn't I buy a Kindle Fire that does all of that for several hundred dollars less than an iPad?
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    Ha. Sort of like most SUV owners never going off road. Point taken, if I wanted a second PC that mostly stayed home ( for power outages, occasional travel ) I might be better off with a lap top and smart phone.
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    Default Re: Phablets: how big is too big?

    I have a Note 3. Maybe half an inch bigger would be the largest phone I'd want. (I only got it because I couldn't read a 4" screen. Now, with cataract surgery [first one comes out tomorrow, so I'll probably be offline for a few days] I probably won't need such a large screen, but the storage and RAM (and CPU speed) are nice.

    Pocket? Shirt pocket, when there's nothing else in it, and only for a minute if I need my hands free. Even with a TPU case, I don't want it falling out of the pocket. I have a swivel belt holster and that's where the phone normally sits (in the case). Pants pocket? It's too large to not be afraid of folding it in half if I sit. If I need a pocket-size phone, I have a little flip phone that still works, and I can switch the SIM over to it (with an adapter).
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    Default Re: Phablets: how big is too big?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    I have a Note 3. Maybe half an inch bigger would be the largest phone I'd want. (I only got it because I couldn't read a 4" screen. Now, with cataract surgery [first one comes out tomorrow, so I'll probably be offline for a few days] I probably won't need such a large screen, but the storage and RAM (and CPU speed) are nice.
    My father had that surgery a few years ago. It changed his life. He started reading again. He got into computers, bought an iMac, went to all of their classes, put up his own web site, etc. Good Luck!
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    HTC One Max: to big.

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